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What's the Difference Between an Event Management & Planning?

Event planning isn't one size fits all. There are multiple job titles that fall under the umbrella of event planning. Convention planner, event manager, meeting planner and many other titles exist for......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 05-Dec-2017

Using Research to Improve Your Events

1. Great customer insight Conducting research into customer satisfaction is a key aspect of a good event management strategy, to ensure that events meet delegate expectations and therefore are viab......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 01-Sep-2017

5 Trends to Watch Out for in 2017

These are exciting times in the MICE sector, with a number of trends shaping the way meetings and events are planned, implemented and experienced in a positive way. We pick five that will impact on yo......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 01-Sep-2017

Event Marketing Masterplan

Attracting an audience for your event is the biggest challenges you will face, after all without the 'numbers' the event is not going to be successful. Furthermore marketing costs can quickly mount an......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 01-Sep-2017

7 Problems You Might Encounter on the Day of Your Event and How to Solve Them

1. Slow Check In A slow check in at the beginning of any event can really set a negative tone. With a larger event this could be become a real problem if there are lots of delegates waiting around ......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 01-Sep-2017

How to Increase Your Tradeshow ROI

Trade shows are a great way to stimulate interest in your brand or business. However, they can also be quite costly, and if you manage yours incorrectly you could find yourself on the losing side of y......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 28-Aug-2017

10 Easy Ways to Create a Rockin' Trade Show on a Budget

Over 80 percent of trade show attendees have buying power for their company. Some 99 percent of marketers say that trad......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 21-Jun-2017

How to Make Your Trade Show Sizzle in 7 Easy Steps

Trade show exhibits are one of the best ways to get your brand's voice heard. If you're new to exhibits and trade shows, you might be at a loss for how to make your business stand out. There are co......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 11-Jun-2017

Here's Why You Should Have Your Next Conference in Manchester or London!

You're ready to invest thousands into your conference, the only catch? You want a good return on investment. How can you do that? By choosing the right location. At Conferences UK, we specialise in......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 11-Jun-2017

Our Top 15 Venue Picks for Milton Keynes and Nottingham

At Conferences UK, we source conference venues all over the United Kingdom. Our mission is to provide the best properties for a variety of conferences. Today we're taking a look at our top pick......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 27-May-2017

15 Foolproof Venue Finding & Booking Tips for Busy Project Managers Part II

Rolling off of our last post, we are covering another five tips to keep yourself sane while planning an event. At Conferences UK, we help event managers find the perfect conference venues a......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 21-May-2017

15 Foolproof Conference Venue and Booking Tips for Project Managers

Industry pros of all types love going to conferences to learn more about their industry, researching competition, and spending time with the like-minded. But what about project managers? What is......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 09-May-2017

7 Surprising Ways You Can Use Tech to Improve Your Next Conference

Consumers and industry professionals have higher standards than they once did. Technology is no longer an expectation of only those in the tech industry. At Conferences UK, we help folks isolate the t......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 08-May-2017

Quick Guide on How to Select the Ideal Space for Your Conference or Meeting

Conference meeting planning is a challenge. Where should you start? In this quick guide, we will cover the basics of how to make the most of the conference venues available through our c......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 07-May-2017

How to Identify & Engage Your Audience

People attend conferences for one reason: to gain access to information they can't find on their own. Will your conference fulfill that need? Although we have extensive experience in locating the ......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 15-Feb-2017

The Beginners Guide to Special Event Accommodations

You've got a big event coming up next month. You've been asked to handle accommodations for the entire event. Where should you start? The reality is, event companies in the UK can provide support f......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 11-Feb-2017

The Do's and Don'ts to Managing Large Events

Event planners literally have no excuse for not planning a successful event. There are countless resources available to anyone planning an event, no matter how big it is intended to be. Sure, find......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 23-Dec-2016

How to Plan a Successful UK Conference

Planning large scale events is anything but easy. Narrowing down your list of conference venues in London or Edinburgh - or anywhere else in the UK-is only one part of the process. Well-planned events......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 17-Dec-2016

Top 4 Trends in Conference Planning for 2016

We're halfway through 2016 and trends for conference planning are already well established. If your event isn't until later in the year, you might need expert assistance to help stay on trend. You've ......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 05-Dec-2016

Beyond the Board Room: Unique Conferences Venues

Let's face it, your team thinks meeting are boring. And they'd be right if you're doing what most businesses do. So how can turn your next meeting into something everyone wants to attend? With so ma......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 02-Dec-2016

Demystifying Conference Facilities & How To Select Them

If event planning isn't exactly your strong suit, planning a conference for your company can have you shaking in your boots. After all, a quick search for meeting rooms in London turns up tons of resu......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 10-Oct-2016

Top Hotel Conference Rooms in London

Many businesses have an exact idea in mind for their next conference. They want to choose from a list of conference rooms in London that fit certain criteria. Conference centres in London vary drastic......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 05-Oct-2016

What You Need to Know About the Best Conference Venues in London

Want to know what the best conference venues in London are? Are you dead-set on hiring only the BEST venues in the region-sparing no expense? Before you write out a cheque heavier than your work d......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 03-Oct-2016

Welcome to the Board Room: Best Meeting Rooms in the UK

Glasgow, London and Nottingham are full of excellent meeting rooms. Regardless of the location of your conference or meeting, you'll need the best location possible to guarantee a successful event. ......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 01-Oct-2016

Your Guide to Cheap Meeting Rooms in the UK

No matter what event you're hosting, the number one goal is probably to find cheap meeting rooms in London. Fortunately, there are plenty of companies that can help you with your venue search in t......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 23-Sep-2016

5 Quick Tips for Finding Meeting Rooms in Central London

On the surface, finding a UK conference venue or meeting room seems simple. After all, you just need to find a location, right? Not necessarily. Once you begin your hunt for meeting rooms in centra......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 17-Sep-2016

Why Using a Free Venue Finder Service is Beneficial

Professional businesses tend to be leery of 'free services,' however, using a free venue finder can be extremely beneficial. When searching for a conference venue, there is much to consider. A fre......


Posted by Gladys Requina on 05-Sep-2016

Are You Making These Top Conference Planning Mistakes?

Planning a conference event is tough. You have many decisions to make in the process. But what if you're making the wrong decisions? Before you start finalizing your contracts, compare your to-do list......


Posted by Simon Thompson on 29-Jul-2016

Professional Money -Saving Tips for Your Next Conference

Hosting a conference is a complicated process. Your primary concern is undoubtedly identifying money-saving strategies. Whether you're looking for conference venues in London, or need to find a backup......


Posted by Simon Thompson on 29-Jul-2016

The Importance of Food at Your Event (The Do's & Don'ts for Event Menus)

When you organise a meeting for your team, food often becomes an afterthought. Many a venue finding agency in UK may help you find a spot to hold your meeting, but few offer assistance for catering yo......


Posted by Simon Thompson on 17-Jun-2016

10 Better Ways to Choose a Conference Centre

As a provider of the top conference centres in Edinburgh and beyond, we love helping our clients decide on the perfect conference space. To help you make the best decision-whether for an Edinburgh con......


Posted by Simon Thompson on 02-Jun-2016

3 Important Tips For Organising an Event

Whether you're planning an event for the first time or have been planning them for years, there are a few important aspects that you must consider to pull off a successful event. From finding and book......


Posted by Simon Thompson on 30-Mar-2016

What You need to Know About the Kettering Conference Centre & Nottingham Conference Centre

There are a few places in London that all corporate businesses turn to host their events. Two of the most popular are the Kettering Conference Centre and the Nottingham Conference Centre. Before you j......


Posted by Simon Thompson on 15-Mar-2016

What You need to Know About the Kettering Conference Centre & Nottingham Conference Centre

There are a few places in London that all corporate businesses turn to host their events. Two of the most popular are the Kettering Conference Centre and the Nottingham Conference Centre. Before you j......


Posted by Simon Thompson on 16-Feb-2016

Conferences UK - The Best Place for Corporate Venues

Want to find the best corporate venues in the UK? Are you struggling to find premium conference rooms London has to offer? Have you thought about hiring the Cotswold conference centre but aren't sure ......


Posted by Simon Thompson on 01-Feb-2016

Types of Venues in the UK You Need to Know About

Conferences UK provides a variety of Edinburgh training conference venues for businesses and teams to choose from. Each venue offers a unique set of amenities, features, and locat......


Posted by Simon Thompson on 21-Jan-2016

Best UK Venues for Winter Conferences

You've just been given word that you'll need to find the best meeting rooms in Edinburgh for an up-coming company meeting. What do you do? No, you don't have to panic. Instead, you stay calm and searc......


Posted by Simon Thompson on 15-Jan-2016

Finding the Best Venues in the UK

Are you planning an event in Nottingham or the surrounding area and looking for the best venues in the UK to host your event? If so, we want to help. We partner with hundreds of top v......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 04-Jan-2016

What to Consider When Looking for Manchester Conference Venues

When planning an event and looking for conference venues, you need more than just an idea in your mind. You need a concrete plan that can help you maximize what you'll be doing during the conference. ......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 18-Dec-2015

Where to Find the Best Conference Venues in London

Finding the perfect place for your next event is no easy task. Factors such as size, location, and amenities are critical to ensuring your conference goes off without a hitch. Conferences venues in Lo......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 14-Dec-2015

How to Find the Best UK Conferences Available

Are you struggling to come up with the ideal spot for your next business conference? Has your venue search UK produced disappointing results? If so, we want to help. There are plenty of conference ven......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 30-Nov-2015

Top London Conference Venues

London is a hotbed for international and local business conferences and events. With millions of individuals making their way to London every single year, it becomes increasingly important to find the......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 24-Nov-2015

Reviews of the Top Three Conference Centres UK Offers

When it comes to London conference venues, we take pride in providing a comprehensive list of the best of the best. From meeting rooms Glasgow provides to the ultra-posh conference rooms in London, we......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 17-Nov-2015

What You Need to Know About the Edinburgh Conference Centre

The Cotswold Conference Centre offers one of the biggest event centers in London. However, for those seeking a diverse, unique and breathtaking space to hold their conference, the


Posted by Gary Burgess on 12-Nov-2015

What to Keep in Mind When Hiring Corporate Venues

From creating an attendee list to designating your marketing campaigns, you stay busy when planning a conference. Another challenging aspect to the process is choosing from the available corpo......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 30-Oct-2015

Tips for Choosing the right Conference Venue

Planning a conference is no easy task. It takes time and dedication of a full time staff to get it right. One of the first tasks on the to-do list is finding the right conference venue


Posted by Gary Burgess on 28-Oct-2015

Where to Look for the Best Venues in the UK

Searching for the best UK venues for meeting and training can be overwhelming. With so many options available, you may not even know where to begin your search. If you're seeking top-......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 28-Oct-2015

Top Affordable Training Venues the UK Has to Offer

Training your staff is a critical part to your business. However, without the right training facility you could very well miss an opportunity to enhance the skills and abilities of your team members. ......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 27-Oct-2015

How to Find the Best Meeting Venues in London

Planning a meeting for your corporate headquarters or for your small business can create unnecessary stress. Meetings are critical to the proper functioning of any business, but one of the first thing......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 26-Oct-2015

Four Trends Shaping 2015

1​ - The Internet of things Perhaps one of the most accessible trends to emerge, the internet of things will play a bigger role in all aspects of our lives in 2015. This trend refers to smart......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 20-May-2015

Rugby World Cup Venues

Brighton Games in Brighton are taking place in Falmer, a short distance from Brighton and Hove. The stadium has been constructed at a cost of 93m and according to the Rugby World Cup Official Websi......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 20-May-2015

How to make the most of Conferences UK

Here at Conferences UK we pride ourselves on the quality of our free venue finding service and our ability to find the perfect venue for our customers. We have been around since 2005 and two things un......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 20-May-2015

10 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Event Venue

Choosing the ideal venue for your conference and event can sometimes be a tough decision. It can determine whether your event is a success or failure. There is so much choice, a wealth of information ......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 20-May-2015

A View of the Lake

Set in a perfect position high above Lake Windermere, the latest Laura Ashley-style hotel from Corus is already off to a great start! I was looking forward to our visit from the moment we got the invi......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 05-Feb-2015

2015 Conference Planning Tips

Here at Conferences Group we work with many kinds of clients, from charities and church groups to multinational organisations. And what is true of the big clients is always true of the smallest to......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 06-Jan-2015

It's a Jolly, Holly Christmas...

In the words of the song it's a holly, jolly, something or other, Christmas time. The Christmas spirit has descended on Conference UK, and it all began as the whole team dressed up in handsome, sty......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 10-Dec-2014

The Wood Norton

As the newest member of the Conference UK team, I'm learning about venues all over the country. This week, a group of us were guests at The Wood Norton near Evesham - and what a wonderful time we had.......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 30-Sep-2014

Conferences Magazine Issue 9

The new Conferences UK Magazine is available. Issue 9 is all about Top 5's. Articles include The Top Five Public Sector Events, Top Five Private Sector Events and the Five Most Inspiring Meeting Room......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 21-Jul-2014

Top 10 Large Conference Venues

If you're taking the idea of 'thinking big' literally and are looking to plan either an exhibition or conference for a large number of people, you might think that the number of venues available to yo......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 04-Jul-2014

The Changing Face of Meeting and Events in 2014

A common theme among both industry observers and practitioners over the last five years has been the challenges faced by the sector. As a result of the economic climate, many have felt pressure on......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 16-Jun-2014

How to Organise the Perfect Event

Planning an event can be extremely daunting - not only is a huge amount of responsibility placed on you with regards to sticking to the budget; but it can feel like attendees will be watching your eve......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 12-Jun-2014

How to Run the Perfect Meeting

Meeting. Just the word can summon up dread for even the most dedicated of employees. But why is that? Well, perhaps it's a sense of wasted time - as a recent survey from Office Broker showed, the a......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 10-Jun-2014

VisitEngland's Predictions for 2014

With 2014 set to be a positive year for the Conferences industry, we asked Simon Gidman, head of Business and Events at Visit England what his predictions for this year were. With a flood of unique......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 28-Apr-2014

What Not to Do When Organising a Conference or Meeting

Leave everything until the last minute Don't put off until tomorrow what can be done today. This includes a precise agenda for your meeting. You can adapt your plan depending on how things are goin......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 28-Apr-2014

How to Make Your Event Bigger and Better than Ever

Event planning can seem like such a complex task; with the seemingly never-ending list of to-do's, and the worry that your guests won't want to come or think it's boring. And let's face it; most of u......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 28-Apr-2014

How to make sure your Business Event goes to plan and is a hit

You've been challenged with planning a big event, but you don't know where to start. There is a lot to consider, but taking the time to consider all the aspects of the project will pay off on the big ......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 22-Oct-2013

Looking after your Delegates - Give them the Royal Treatment

Running a seminar is an excellent way in which to meet with existing and potential clients. It can be used to brief them on product launches, pipeline development or changes within the business or mar......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 22-Oct-2013

Plan for Plan B

When it comes to the events industry, nothing is truer than the old adage that goes along the lines of 'Fail to prepare, prepare to fail'. Planning is the cornerstone of our industry, yet often the......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 21-Oct-2013

The Event Report

Memories do not always serve people particularly well. Fallible human memory, although it is probably the most important medium, should not be the only medium in which people's experiences of a confer......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 10-May-2013

Using Research to Improve your Events

Great Customer Insight Conducting research into customer satisfaction is a key aspect of a good event management strategy, to ensure that events meet delegate expectations and therefore are viable......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 15-Apr-2013

Interactive Technology and Social Media

Planning and managing an event, conference or large meeting is a challenge. This is particularly the case when both budget and time are tight. Event organisers continue to highlight the difficulty of ......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 12-Apr-2013

Conference Speakers

Speakers from Abroad Sometimes you may find that the most knowledgeable, and appropriate speaker on a particular topic, will not be someone who lives in this country; as a result you want to engage......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 04-Apr-2013

Risk Assessments

As an event organiser, you will probably come across risk assessments quite frequently, perhaps all too frequently. But how much do you need to know about them? And do you need to know how to produce ......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 03-Apr-2013

DIY Venues

What about the option of 'creating' your own conferencing venue? How would it work to (say) just put a marquee in a field, and use that? Of course, a marquee would only be viable in the summer mont......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 02-Apr-2013

Find me a Venue!

Find me a venue! This, of course, is the demand which any venue finding service must respond to. Finding an appropriate venue for conferences and/or events is its raison d'etre. But, as always, the......


Posted by Gary Burgess on 13-Mar-2013

Back to College? The Advantages of Academic Conference Venues

Universities have very good facilities, but would you want to run a conference in one, that is, would it proje......


Posted by Simon Thompson on 27-Feb-2013


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